J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 05;90(5):776-786
From the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (WLB, FZZ, MC, KBS), La Jolla, CA; Maine Medical Center (BM), Portland, ME; Memorial Hermann Hospital (MM), Houston, TX; University of Oklahoma (JL), Oklahoma City, OK; Ryder Trauma Center (SB), Miami, FL; University of California-San Diego (JW), San Diego, CA; San Francisco General Hospital (RC, LK), San Francisco, CA; University of Calgary (CCGB), Calgary, Alberta, Canada; University of California-Irvine (JN), Irvine, CA; North Memorial Health Hospital (MW), Robbinsdale, MN; University of California-Davis (GJJ), Sacramento, CA; Grady Memorial Hospital (SRT), Atlanta, GA; Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center (MB), Jerusalem, Israel; Grant Medical Center (CS), Columbus, OH; Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health (EEM), Denver, CO.
Background: Outcomes following pancreatic trauma have not improved significantly over the past two decades. A 2013 Western Trauma Association algorithm highlighted emerging data that might improve the diagnosis and management of high-grade pancreatic injuries (HGPIs; grades III-V). We hypothesized that the use of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, pancreatic duct stenting, operative drainage versus resection, and nonoperative management of HGPIs increased over time. Read More